The other day I got an email from the MS Society of Canada saying they have received my application and that they have accepted me to their volunteer Peer Support program. This program allows people diagnosed with MS who have come to a point of accepting their diagnosis in order to help newly diagnosed people. I am over the moon excited about this.
I have been saying this a lot in my recent posts however its because I stand behind it with my entire heart and that is that you CAN make a positive impact on this world. Your voice CAN be used to help and improve the lives of others. However, one can only positively impact the world if they choose to positively impact themselves. I could not and would not apply for the position of helping others accept and find the positives within their disease if i did not find the positives within mine.
There are terrible things that happen to people all over the world on a daily basis and there are so many people that take those terrible things that happen to them and share their stories in the most beautifully inspiring ways. There are people who have survived fatal diseases and horrible accidents, who have lost loved ones or who people who have had all of their freedom taken away and they take their stories and inspire people. They do this to give others hope and exemplify the wonderful power of optimism.
I am so thankful for the opportunity to share my story with others who have MS with the goal of inspiring them to share their story too.
Thank you for reading.